Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Ramblings: WHY DIDN'T ANYONE WARN ME!?!??!!??!

I feel the great urge to run out, this very second, and see if I can still, somewhere, buy a clove. I love cloves. They are my go to. By no means have I ever been a regular smoker, but a nice Djarum Black hit the spot here and there with a good drink. I actually thought about purchasing a pack this past weekend, and now, I find out, as of TODAY I can't?!?

I want to take this moment to think about the memories I had with my cloves: The first time I tried one Sophomore year of college at Fort Hill; All the friends I made-3-4 drinks in- when I would pull out a pack; the light that would sparkle in peoples eyes when I offered them one; sitting outside my VISTA PSO smoking one of two with my now awesome buddy Tim Long; Kara lighting her Cigars and me having a couple cloves and sharing our recent days on the back porch in Cola; Sharing that same back porch for long talks with Coffee house Josh over multiple multiple cigs and cloves; 'Are those cloves? Outstanding! Can I bum one? No.'; Angry Kyle emphatically reaching over a banister at Kelley's to puff on the clove in my hand and exclaim that is was 'like candy!'; Craving them terribly on my way to visit Tim in Charlotte, and breaking down to buy an entire carton; Finishing the last clove from my carton this past VISTA Leader training in Denver with a fellow VISTA Leader; The sweet taste that lingered on your lips; my experiment to find out if you could taste clove on other people's lips without smoking one yourself...OH, I COULD GO ON

...I feel like part of me is dying. hard.

Ramblings: A List.

If you know me, you know I love lists. a lot. So here I shall post a list of thing I plan to do before October, as a reminder to myself:
*Repaint the mirror fram I found at transfer station from that awful lilac color it currently is
*Refinish the bread box I found at transfer station, I am thinking with paint samples and a sealent...
*Transfer my compost pile to a new location, in a larger area, next to my house.
*Fix a broken bowl I have
*Sew the hem of my 'nice' jeans, as well as fix the button on them, and on some work slacks
*do a trial run of making a harcover 'book box' by cutting out the pages in sealing the edges
*Create a few christmas present sketches
*Read Brave New World

Aren't They Beautiful: Makes My Mouth Water...

I almost said 'loins' instead of mouth. Yeah, that's right. I went there. BAM!
Here is my man of all men, Billy Boy Clinton, on the Daily Show. I love every appearance he makes, cause it means I get a full 30 minutes of not one, but two stone cold foxes.
...oh, and he says important things and such too. yeah.

Ramblings: You have to be kidding me. Really.

Came across this Article today. It is about Kirk Cameron, of Family Ties and Left Behind fame, and his plot to deface the origin of Species. I wanted it to be a big joke. It is not. There is a youtube video within the article as well. Please take a look.

Kirk Essentially plans to deface and hand out copies of Origin of Species to college students, on the 150 year anniversary of the book. How is he to deface it? The Gems start on Page 13 of this PDF of the 'revised' introduction.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Ramblings: And another way to communicate with me has fallen by the wayside

I don't know how many people actually look at this beast, but just to put it out there, if you were one of the people that I soley comminicated with through texting, that has now ended.
I cancelled text messaging. DO NOT text me, you bastards. I dont want those charges. Thanks, K.
*edit: Bastard people. I sent out a last group of texts saying that I was, after that text, cancelling texting. Do you know how many people responded back, through text, something about this? Are my friends morons? really guys, REALLY?!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Shares: Playing Catch-up

Sometimes I get really behind in all my readings on blogs, in the news, from TV clips, etc. I always go through the dailys, mark ones I intend to read, and then move on to whatever business I must attend.

Well, today I have begun going through some I have not gone through in a good while. Most will be simply shared on My Google Reader (that little gadget to the Left, asking you to '...Enjoy!') for those to puruse if interested, but some I shall post in here for convienence. Most might have already been read by the willing public, but it never hurts to continually put out thre articles and sources that should be known to the world. Yay exposure!

Aren't They Beautiful: Coolest Tree House EVER

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ramblings: I don't need a reason to talk about Beer. Ever.

Just read an article all about New York Craft Beer week, and it inspired me to make a list of the Beers there that would top my list of 'Must have touch my lips and give me pleasure'. It is as follows:

Collaboration Not Litigation, Avery Brewing Company, Boulder, Colorado

In 2000, Russian River and Avery Brewing Companies discovered they were simultaneously brewing Belgian-style ales called “Salvation.” Instead of suing each other for trademark infringement, they combined forces, brewing the two beers side-by-side and then mixing them together to form a hybrid.
{The concept of the Hybrid, combined with the name alone makes me want to sample}

Joe Mama’s Milk Coffee Stout, Keegan Ales, Kingston, New York

A heavy, full-bodied beer that gets it unique character from Keegan’s skillful use of milk in the brewing process. “Lactose won’t ferment,” Philips says, “so you get a milky sweetness and a full, unctuous texture that’s not from carbonation.”
{Coffee Milk Stout? I needn't Read any further...}

Monster Ale, Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn

“Some beer really benefits from time, just like a fine wine,” Schaffner says. Brooklyn’s barley wine has been aged since 2003 and is now ready to be served. “The aging mellows it out and helps all the flavors meld together so it becomes a much more balanced beer. You’ll find a lot of plumlike characteristics in this one.”
{Barley Wine....MMMMMMMM}

Adoration Ale, Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown, New York

Available to the public for the first time, Brewery Ommegang’s holiday ale will have a bouquet reminiscent of late fall and winter. Adoration was brewed with coriander, cardamom, mace, grains of paradise, and sweet orange peel
{I love Winter Ales, almost always. To add a sweet orange peel, with cardamom and coriander makes me mouth water simple typing}

On the same note, I would love to take part in this Beer Celebration:

Shares: Reason # 58 why I like Obama

Because he is human, and hates Kanye West like the rest of us.

Funnies: Replete with Songbirds and a Cute Deer

In light of looking recently on Craigslist for a few things, I thought I would bring back and post my favorite Craigslist Posting of all time, brought to my by the Lovely Camboy. Please read and enjoy. And if you know this person, tell him..or her...I would like to marry them this very instant.

$1 Room for ONE DOLLAR in bright, clean apartment (West Village)
I am looking for someone to rent a spare bedroom in my spacious 2 br apartment. The rent is only $1 per month. While this may seem a glorious opportunity to live in the desirable West Village and still have enough money to pay off your gambling debts, you must read carefully, as this situation is not suitable for all.
First, you must call me Pierre on Tuesdays, unless that Tuesday falls on an even-numbered date, in which case you must call me Pip. If the Tuesday is both even-numbered and a holiday, you must also paint me a watercolor of a woodland scene, replete with songbirds and a cute deer peeking out from the dense brush.
Second, you must join me for nightly sing-alongs during which you will accompany on acoustic guitar while wearing a macrame vest and a Guatemalan hat, both of which you must supply yourself. Currently on the playlist: Angie by the Rolling Stones in the key of F-sharp. After six months, we may add a second song to the list. You may not riff, yodel, or otherwise embellish the vocal line in any way. You may NOT simultaneously play the harmonica or knock on the guitar for percussive effect. Light refreshments will be served, at your expense.You must feed my parakeets daily. Since I do not own any parakeets, you must obtain several in order that you may feed them. They enjoy sunflower seeds and pine nuts in the exact ratio of 2 to 1 (by nut count, not weight). One parakeet must be named Yellowy and have yellow or yellow-tinged plumage. Hi, Yellowy! Yellowy must already be named Yellowy; you may NOT simply purchase a parakeet and start calling it by that name. And don't think I won't know the difference.Moreover, you must read all the ingredients in my foodstuffs to me daily, for all victuals in my kitchen, even for foods I do not plan to eat that day. If you have amusing anectodes about any particular ingredient, you may share them, as long as they do not exceed 500 words.Every night, if there are at least three (3) stars visible in the sky (NOT counting any visible planets), you must prepare a mustard plaster and a camphor poultice, which you will then place outside my bedroom door. You will scratch gently at the door to alert me to their presence and then retreat to your chambers. If I open the door and catch sight of you, I will cast you out into the streets and alleys to meet your fate among the wretched of the city.If you bring guests home, they must provide photo I.D., samples of their blood, urine, and saliva, and a small, green salad. They must eat the salad while I run the analyses on their fluids. The following diseases are permissable: cholera, typhus, and rabies. The following ailments are NOT: plague, rickets, and scurvy. If your guest is found to have scurvy, they may remain in the apartment as long as they have also brought a small piece of silver for me. You must attend my morning lecture at 7:00 a.m. sharp. This morning's lecture, for example, explored the connection between the parliamentary system of government prevalent in European societies and my cataracts. Sometimes I will have a guest speaker. Last month, Henry Kissinger posited the existence of elves who come out at night and smoke the rest of your pot so when you wake up in the morning you can't believe you don't have any pot left 'cause you coulda sworn you had at least one more joint when you went to bed. He received a standing ovation for his presentation as well as the National Award for Excellence in Lectures.
If you are interested in this living situation, please write an essay detailing your contributions to society. I will be grading you on content as well as style. Spelling counts!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Funnies: Shave the baby (Revised)

Recently came across this...it took me a bit to decide which one was my favorite, but I think that that the second photo wins. I want to buy each and every one of these toys for my children someday...or other peoples children. That would be good too.

In the same line, I came across this AMAZING Play Doh campaign. I am partly repulsed, somewhat intrigued, but mostly in awe.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Shares: A smart Idea

I love original ideas.

And I think anyone should pass this along to all single females. I mean, I will be curious to see how it all goes, wont you?

Ramblings: Moods.

I like this, yet hate that it is on a Starbucks cup. *shrugs*

I tried to find who this should be attributed to...a movie, a song, a book, a person. I've got nothing. But I do know this, that no matter how ridiculous it is, how idealistic, how naive it makes me seem about love, I could have written it and meant every word.

Ramblings: Hubby Hubby

Just another reason to love Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream. And I thought Free Ice Cream all day every 4/20 was reason enough...